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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRalf Muehlen Date: Jun 20, 2003 4:10am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: sliding an item into a freecache

Your download speed depends to which FreeCache you get redirected to. For the current beta testing that's random; in the future it'll be based on your IP#. Some FreeCaches are faster than others, but it also depends on how much other traffic is going on. So your download speeds WILL vary.

I'm in the middle of revamping the policies of when and where a file gets cached. More popular items will get cached before less popular items.

And yes, there are ways to trick FreeCache into caching a file. For now, I treat all download attempts the same. In case this becomes a problem, I can distinguish between valid requests and "trick" request, and discard the latter. I'd rather not do that though.

Think of FreeCache as a commons. You can take more than your fair share, but it'll cost the other users. In other words, a file with false popularity takes away bandwidth and disk space from actually popular files.

I guess clicking once per thunderstorm is ok though.

This post was modified by Ralf Muehlen on 2003-06-20 11:09:41

This post was modified by Ralf Muehlen on 2003-06-20 11:10:08

This post was modified by Ralf Muehlen on 2003-06-20 11:10:37

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Poster: raytobe Date: Jun 20, 2003 12:28pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: sliding an item into a freecache

How the heck do you open a .tar file? I think I may stick to downloading shows in SHN two tracks at a time,at least if I time out during a download I can pick it up were I left off, seems like I have more success than with this doggone freecache-- anyone?...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Jun 20, 2003 2:37pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: sliding an item into a freecache

WinZip can handle TAR files for Windows. Not sure about the Mac.

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Poster: raytobe Date: Jun 20, 2003 2:49pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: sliding an item into a freecache

Thanks, finally figured it out and I stand corrected, freecache is muuuuch better than two tracks at a time,saves mucho time.Great program!!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Jun 21, 2003 3:10am
Forum: freecache Subject: .tar and .zip files

these can be opened with winzip on a pc, and stuffit on a mac. if it is not a registered extention for winzip on a pc, this will cause us problems. is everyone having troubles with .tar on a pc?

if so, we should probably change to .zip (but old enough to work with pkzip...)

-brewster

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Poster: raytobe Date: Jun 21, 2003 3:14am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: .tar and .zip files

Seems like I will have to buy the program for windows as the zip decoder that comes with XP will not work with tar

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Jun 21, 2003 3:23am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: .tar and .zip files

I found two freeware programs that might support tar:

http://qzip.cjb.net/
http://www.coffeecup.com/zip-wizard/

If someone tests and finds out, please post.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffbrewster Date: Jun 21, 2003 6:50am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: .tar and .zip files


if it is a .tar.gz does winzip recognize it? I dont have a pc here, or I would try it.

-brewster

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrak Date: Jun 21, 2003 10:42am
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: .tar and .zip files


PowerArchiver is an alternative that handles .tar .tar.gz and .tar.bz2.

If you are ok with a command line, install CygWin on your Windows box and you can actually use "tar" and "gzip" ;-)

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 21, 2003 10:50pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: zip utilities with tar support

Winzip does support .tar, I just installed it yesterday. :)

Previously I used an old version of Netzip which I found does not apparently support .tar.

While browsing around, I found a mention of Easyzip, freeware that supports .tar.

This post was modified by hamilton on 2003-06-22 05:50:11

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Poster: lohocla Date: Jun 25, 2003 3:16pm
Forum: freecache Subject: Re: zip utilities with tar support

WinAce handles all these, so does WinZip and WinRar, they are not freeware but have no limitations whatsoever in the nonregistered versions